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Monday, October 12
 

4:00pm

Check In & Networking
Pick up information and your name tag and say hello to Grassroots Grantmakers.

Monday October 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201

5:00pm

Welcome to On the Ground Brooklyn

Meet your On the Ground colleagues and get acquainted with Brooklyn. Program starts at 5 pm.

  • Welcome from Grassroots Grantmakers
  • Welcome from ioby Leaders and Board members
  • Introduction to Crowdfunding & Fiscal Sponsorship
  • ioby Case Study: ioby partner shares a story of place-based change
  • ioby Case Study: ioby funder shares a story of unlocking new philanthropy
  • Learning Marketplace sign ups
  • Grounding Reflection from participant

Speakers
avatar for Anna Awimbo

Anna Awimbo

Director of the Collaborative Communities Program, Center for A New American Dream
Anna is an expert on issues related to the impact of technological and cultural changes on the economy, society, and the environment. She has more than 20 years of experience identifying and developing effective alternative systems to address poverty, unemployment, and climate change. She has also been a long time advocate for sustainable food production. During her career she has worked for, among other organizations, RESULTS Educational Fund... Read More →
avatar for Erin Barnes

Erin Barnes

Co-Founder and Executive Director, ioby
Before ioby, Erin was an environmental writer with a background in water management. From 2007-2008, she was the environmental editor at Men’s Journal magazine, and was a freelance writer on climate change and other environmental issues. From 2003-2005, she worked as a community organizer and public information officer at the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition in Portland, Oregon. | | While completing her Master of Environmental Management... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Doerner

Naomi Doerner

Board, ioby
Naomi Doerner is a dedicated urban planning professional with a passion and talent for engaging communities and growing coalitions. She specializes in sustainable and active transportation planning and advocacy, building support for walking, bicycling, and transit use. She has demonstrated leadership experience blending urban planning, advocacy, and innovative engagement strategies and successfully translates these into positive social change... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Duran

Lisa Duran

Executive Director, Grassroots Grantmakers
Lisa Duran is Grassroots Grantmakers’ Executive Director. Lisa brings over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector to her new role.  For the past 25 years she has worked with grassroots social justice organizations, including eleven years as the founding Executive Director of Rights for All People, an immigrant-led immigrant rights organization based in Aurora, Colorado. There, Lisa helped create a culture of member ownership... Read More →
avatar for Justin Moore

Justin Moore

Board, ioby
Justin Garrett Moore is a Senior Urban Designer for the NYC Department of City Planning where he has for over a decade been responsible for conducting complex urban design plans and studies of the physical design and utilization of sites including infrastructure, public spaces, land use patterns and neighborhood character. His projects have included the Greenpoint and Williamsburg Waterfront, Hunter's Point South, the Coney Island Plan and the... Read More →
avatar for Mailee Walker

Mailee Walker

Executive Director, Claneil Foundation
Mailee became executive director of the Claneil Foundation in 2007. Prior to joining the Claneil Foundation, she was vice president, communication/program officer of the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation. She previously served as executive director of the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program and project coordinator for the Neighborhood Improvement Initiative in California. Mailee serves as a board member of The Philadelphia Award. She is a... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Whitney

Brandon Whitney

Cofounder & COO, ioby
An environmental anthropologist by training, Brandon’s background includes conservation science, community-based development, civic engagement and education. His experience spans academia, NGOs, and community organizations in rural and urban contexts in the US and abroad, including Latin America and West Africa. Brandon currently serves as a Leader in Residence for Urban Sustainability at the Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Service at... Read More →
avatar for Darryl Young

Darryl Young

Director of Sustainable Cities, Summit Foundation
Darryl Young is the Director of Sustainable Cities at the Summit Foundation, which supports projects that advance ecologically, socially and economically sustainable community and city design. Previously, Darryl served as the Director of the California Department of Conservation, a $1.2 billion agency responsible for one of the nation’s largest and most successful recycling programs. He has also been the President of the National Recycling... Read More →

Volunteers
avatar for Patrick Horvath

Patrick Horvath

Deputy VP of Programs, The Denver Foundation

Monday October 12, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Social
Enjoy local Brooklyn food, drink and music by Rude Mechanical Orchestra with fellow participants

Monday October 12, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201
 
Tuesday, October 13
 

8:30am

Introduction and Guide to the Neighborhood Conversations
Learn about local grantees and the grantmaking strategies from Mertz Gilmore Foundation, North Star Fund, Citizens’ Committee for NYC, and Brooklyn Community Foundation 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Arieta

Jennifer Arieta

Program Officer, North Star Fund
Jennifer Arieta is a Program Officer at North STar Fund and a young philanthropic leader and Salvadoran-American activist that is passionate about moving resources to grassroots movements for social change.  As the program officer for North Star Fund, Jennifer brings her experiences as a grantmaker and a former working-class hero/nonprofit unicorn to any funder table. Jennifer specializes in building equity into grantmaking processes and... Read More →
avatar for Chris Cardona

Chris Cardona

Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Chris Cardona is responsible for the foundation’s philanthropy portfolio, and engaging with the philanthropic community on issues impacting the sector. Before joining Ford in 2015, Chris led philanthropic services for TCC Group, specializing in strategy, capacity building, and evaluation for the social sector. Over eight years, he led projects for clients including the Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Hartford... Read More →
avatar for Prachi Patankar

Prachi Patankar

Senior Program Officer, Brooklyn Community Foundation
Prachi Patankar joined the Brooklyn Community Foundation in December 2014, She plays an instrumental role in implementing the Foundation’s core initiatives and new grantmaking strategies. Previously, she worked at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council managing regrant and professional development programs and at the Tenement Museum bringing contemporary immigration perspective into the Museum's historical immigration focus. She has a MA from New... Read More →
avatar for Arif Ullah

Arif Ullah

Director of Programs, Citizens' Committee for NYC
Born in Bangladesh and raised in Queens, Arif is a typical immigrant New Yorker. He manages Citizens Committee's programs, including grants, workshops, and project planning. He is on the boards of Farm School NYC and the Brooklyn Food Coalition. Prior to Citizens Committee, Arif worked as an immigrants rights community organizer with American Friends Service Committee. He is committed to various issues of social and environmental justice.
avatar for Rachael Young

Rachael Young

Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation


Tuesday October 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201
 
Wednesday, October 14
 

9:00am

Morning Reflection and Additions to the Learning Marketplace
Moderators
avatar for Grassroots Grantmakers

Grassroots Grantmakers

Grassroots Grantmakers
We strengthen and connect funders who strengthen and connect residents where they live. Grassroots Grantmakers is a network of place-based funders in the United States and Canada who are working from a “we begin with residents” perspective – supporting active citizenship and building civic capacity at the block level in their communities with scale-appropriate grants, a highly relational style of grantmaking, and a learning... Read More →

Wednesday October 14, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201

5:30pm

Day’s Wrap Up and Reflections
Wednesday October 14, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201
 
Thursday, October 15
 

9:00am

Placemaking: It’s for Everybody
  • Philanthropy and Placemaking discussion
  • The Place Game – participatory exercise that will leave you will a tool to take home.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Burke

Stephen Burke

Partnerships Coordinator, Project for Public Spaces
Stephen coordinates partnerships and development for PPS, managing existing collaborations and seeking out new initiatives. He also works with the communications team, editing video and writing content for PPS. Prior to joining PPS, Stephen focused on communications and outreach for a variety of nonprofit organizations. Immediately before moving to NYC, he worked as a video producer and digital writer at a non-profit in Rhode Island focused on... Read More →
avatar for Ethan Kent

Ethan Kent

Senior Vice President, Project for Public Spaces
Ethan Kent works to support Placemaking organizations, projects and leadership around the world. During over 17 years at PPS, Ethan has traveled to more than 750 cities and 55 countries to advance the cause of Placemaking and public spaces. Ethan has been integral to the development of Placemaking as a transformative approach to economic development,environmentalism, transportation planning, governance and design. Having worked on... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201

12:00pm

Lunch, Closing Reflections, Evaluation
Sponsors
avatar for Grassroots Grantmakers

Grassroots Grantmakers

Grassroots Grantmakers
We strengthen and connect funders who strengthen and connect residents where they live. Grassroots Grantmakers is a network of place-based funders in the United States and Canada who are working from a “we begin with residents” perspective – supporting active citizenship and building civic capacity at the block level in their communities with scale-appropriate grants, a highly relational style of grantmaking, and a learning... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St Brooklyn, NY 11201